Breast Cancer Alliance
Young Investigator Grants

This is a limited submission program.

Number of applicants: 2

Internal submission deadline: June 16, 2021

See Internal Submission Guidelines for more details.

 Summary

Limited $125,000 funding opportunity for Stanford faculty with UTL, MCL, and NTLR appointments.  To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, Breast Cancer Alliance invites clinical doctors and research  scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer and who are in the early stages of their careers, to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant.  A university-wide internal selection process is required.

 Timeline

Internal Stanford Cancer Institute deadline: June 16, 2021 (see internal submission guidelines below)
Stanford Cancer Institute will notify the applicant selected that he/she will be nominated: June 24, 2021
For the selected candidates:
Institutional representative (RPM/RMG or CGO/OSR) deadline: July 16, 2020
Sponsor deadline: July 23, 2021

 Program Guidelines

 Amount of Funding

The grant provides salary support and project costs for a total of $125,000 (distributed over the two-year period.) Indirect costs, which are included in the $125,000 award, must be limited to 8% of total direct costs.

 Eligibility

Stanford faculty with PI eligibility (UTL, MCL, and NTRL appointments) may apply.

Applicants for the 2022 award must:

  • not have held a tenure track faculty or tenure track research position for more than four years following completion of their training, as of March 1, 2022;
  • not have been a principal investigator on an NIH R01 or equivalent national/international non-mentored award; and
  • dedicate at least 50% of their work effort to research. 

 Purpose and Award Details

To encourage a commitment to breast cancer research, the Breast Cancer Alliance invites clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer research, and who are in the early stages of their career, to apply for funding for the Young Investigator Grant. The research project must be directly related to the field of breast cancer. Areas of relevant research may include but are not limited to: diagnosis, etiology, immunology, genetics and epigenetics, therapies, prevention and clinical studies. This grant is intended to help advance the careers of young researchers who do not yet have their own major grant support but who design and conduct their own independent research projects.

 Internal Submission Guidelines

By June 16, 2021, please submit one PDF file containing the following, in the order listed below, via email attachment to:


Gayle White
Stanford Cancer Institute
gwhite5@stanford.edu

File name: Last name_BCA_YIG.pdf

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not need to submit your internal proposal through your institutional official for approval. You may submit your internal proposal directly to Gayle White. 

1) Title Page
Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant
Title of your proposal
PI contact information: (name, title, department, address, email)

2) 3 page research proposal
Format:   Arial 11 font, single-spaced, 1 inch margins). References and figures are not included in the page limit.

3) PI NIH format biosketch

Selection process:

Proposals will be reviewed by a Stanford Cancer Institute review committee. That committee will select the applicants to represent Stanford.

 Contact

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not need to send your internal proposal to your RPM/RMG or your CGO/OSR for institutional review and approval. For inquiries regarding the internal selection process, please contact:

Gayle White
Stanford Cancer Institute
gwhite5@stanford.edu